LONDON -- Lukas Podolski scored a brace in the first half on Friday to help give Arsenal a routine 4-0 victory over third-tier Coventry in the fourth round of the FA Cup. Jon Lester Jersey . In a game that Arsenal dominated from the start, Podolski put the hosts ahead in the 15th minute by slotting home a cool finish after being set up by Mesut Ozil. He then doubled the lead with a close-range header from a corner in the 27th. The win was never in doubt after that and Arsenal added two late goals as substitute Olivier Giroud struck in the 85th after replacing Podolski five minutes earlier, before Santi Cazorla slotted in the fourth. In Fridays only other FA Cup game, Nottingham Forest was held to a 0-0 draw at home against Preston. Playing in a steady drizzle in north London, it was the kind of comfortable victory Arsenal had hoped for as it looks ahead to facing Bayern Munich in the Champions League knockout round, while trying to protect its slim lead atop the Premier League. Despite playing at home against third-tier opposition, manager Arsene Wenger named a surprisingly strong starting lineup with both Mesut Ozil and Jack Wilshere in midfield -- perhaps worried about another upset after going out to Blackburn last season. And with Wenger contemplating buying a striker in the January transfer window, Podolski showed off his scoring touch by deciding the game in the first half. Podolski was first sent clear by Ozil on the left side of the area and calmly rounded goalkeeper Joe Murphy before slotting a left-footed shot into an empty net. The second came from a corner that Per Mertesacker met at the near post and headed on across the goal, with Podolski waiting at the far post to nod it into the net. "Podolski can score goals and when you have a goal chance you want him to have it," Wenger said. "He is very accurate in his finishing." Coventry was more enterprising after the break, enjoying several spells of pressure, but Leon Clarke wasted the teams two best chances for a goal. Clarke raced clear down the right flank in the 50th but got too close to the byline before firing a low shot from a tight angle that Fabianski parried. He then hit the right post with a first time effort from just inside the area as Arsenal seemed content to sit back and protect its lead. "I know it was 4-0 but when you consider the difference in resources of both clubs, I know its a hard luck story, but my players should take so much confidence from that performance," Coventry manager Steven Pressley said. Giroud took his only chance in front of goal by slotting in a finish inside the near post and Cazorla continued his scoring streak from a similar position for his third goal in two games. Arsenals talented 16-year-old midfielder Gedion Zelalem had also come on as a substitute, as Wenger for the first time gave a debut to a player who was born after the Frenchman became manager of the team. "That is more damaging for me than for him," Wenger joked. Zelalem has been touted as perhaps the clubs biggest talent since Cesc Fabregas and was given a rousing reception when he came on. Coventry is a former Premier League club and the 1987 FA Cup winner but has struggled both on and off the field in recent years. The team is 11th in League One this season and has been forced to play all of its home games at Northampton because of a rent dispute with the owners of Ricoh Arena. The contingent of about 6,000 Coventry fans protested the situation during the game, holding up signs in the 35th and 61st minute. Arsenal had its own stadium problems, with some of the floodlights at the Emirates going out just before halftime. The game continued without interruption, with hundreds of fans making fun of the situation by lighting up their mobile phones in the stands in mock efforts to illuminate the pitch. It was about the only thing that went wrong for Arsenal on the night. Ben Zobrist Jersey . Especially after he got ejected. "How many innings was that?" he wondered. Drew Smyly Jersey . PAUL, Minn. http://www.thecubsteamshop.com/Cubs-Kosuke-Fukudome-Kids-Jersey/ . They know how difficult it is to beat the San Antonio Spurs. George scored 28 points and Indiana defeated San Antonio 111-100 on Saturday night, snapping an 11-game skid against the Spurs.PHOENIX -- The Kansas Royals had given Danny Duffy almost no run support over his previous four starts and little all season, so they were anxious give him something, anything against the Arizona Diamondbacks. Ten runs on three swings did the trick nicely. Billy Butler had a three-run homer among his four hits, Nori Aoki hit a grand slam and the Royals gave Duffy some rare run support by bashing the Diamondbacks 12-2 on Tuesday night. "Our pitching has picked us up all year and for us to give Duffy some support like that, especially a guy we havent been giving any to, was big for us," said Butler, who had three hits his previous game. The Royals started early, battering Wade Miley (7-8) for 10 runs by the fifth inning. Salvador Perez had the first big blow with a three-run homer in the third inning and Butler added another three-run shot during Kansas Citys eight-run fifth. Aoki capped the big inning with his first career slam, marking the first time the Royals had a grand slam and three-run homer in the same inning. Kansas City had 10 of its 15 hits -- three by Perez -- by the fifth inning and had a season-high in runs, allowing Duffy (6-10) to cruise to his first win since June 30. Not bad for a team thats missing its best hitter (Eric Hosmer) and entered the game with 62 homers in 110 games, by far the fewest in the majors. "You score 10 runs off of three swings of the bat, youll take it," Royals manager Ned Yost said. "Im not really (used to it), but Ill take it when I can get it." The Royals have mostly struggled when Duffy has pitched this season, producing 2.34 runs of support, lowest in the majors among pitchers with at least 100 innings. The left-hander had allowed a run or less in 11 of 16 starts, yet was 4-5 in those, including four straight losses. That changed in a big way against the Diamondbacks and Miley. Arizonas left-hander had been sharp over his previous six starts, going 4-1 with a 2.45 ERA, including 6 2-3 scoreless innings his last outing. The Royals hit Miley hard early, starting with Perezs 13th homer in the third inning. Butler added his own three-run shot in the fifth and, after a pair of wild pitches by Miley, Aoki put the capper on the big inning with his first career grand slam on the first pitch by reliever Bo Schultz. Carlos Zambrano Jersey. Miley allowed nine hits and walked three. "Everything I threw was in the middle of the plate," Miley said. "You cant find success up here when you are living in the middle of the plate." Duffy got off to a rough start, giving up a pair of doubles in the first inning, including one by Mark Trumbo that scored the games first one. The left-hander was sharp after that, allowing three hits and striking out seven in five innings to end a five-start winless streak. "This was not a good night for us all around," Arizona manager Kirk Gibson said. "We had some opportunities and couldnt come through." MILESTONES Royals LF Alex Gordon reached a big milestone in the fifth inning, lining a single for his 1,000th career hit -- all with Kansas City. He became the 10th player in franchise history to reach 1,000 hits and joined Butler, seventh on the list with 1,231. ... Trumbo played his 500th career game. AOKIS HOMER Aoki hit 10 homers as a rookie in 2012 and eight last season, but had yet to clear the fences this season. He finally cleared the wall in the fifth inning, ending a streak that stretched 338 at-bats to Sept. 27, 2013. "I knew it was coming, somewhere down the road," Yost said. "Glad to see it today." TRAINERS ROOM Diamondbacks: OF A.J. Pollock, out since June 1 with a broken right hand, was 0 for 5 in his first game with Triple-A Reno. He was 1 for 3 in two games with Arizonas rookie league team. ON DECK: Royals: RHP Yordano Ventura will start Wednesdays game against Arizona after picking up his eighth win of the season the last time out. He allowed an earned run in seven innings against Minnesota and struck out seven for the second straight start. 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